This is what a Gun grab looks like by useless_aether in history

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Yes, mostly due to social media and low effort memes.

r/BlackPeopleTwitter bans non "black" users by prometheus in MeanwhileOnReddit

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What the fuck? Now there's a tit for tat "whites only" sub popping up every 5 minutes. Thank you humans for being such shallow fucks.

There was once a phone booth miles from anywhere in the Mojave Desert that had to be demolished because it became internet famous. by cmdrrockawesome in California

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99PI: it's just fucking magic. I don't have the link off the top of my head but find the podcast where they talk about the guy living in the mall for years. God dammit that was good.

Google influenced 2018 midterms, shifted millions of votes to Dems – new research by Vigte in politics

[–]FictionalSalad 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

You read the report, the one that hasn't been released?

Reddit banned eating disorder support group subs. by Starlight_Fire in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Yeah, pretty much anyone who sees that is going to assume its encouraging eating disorders.

I don't care if you have a sub called "/r/moneyformurder" where you talking about funeral planning options and end of life estate planning matters, it looks really shitty.

Google influenced 2018 midterms, shifted millions of votes to Dems – new research by Vigte in politics

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Russia demonstrably influenced the 2016 elections. Now their state-run news entity is blaming someone else for the 2018 elections that conveniently, look to blow the lid off the election tampering from the Russians. They have no credibility. Do not pick a propaganda source and say "it's okay only when they're saying things I agree with."

SOmeone down below says, well they're okay sometimes but they're really bad other times. What the fuck does that mean? The idea of trust is I shouldn't have to navigate through a bunch of lies. The credibility with RT is zero.

Factual by useless_aether in Freedom

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When did this become "insane people Facebook?"

Sorting searches still disabled by Youtube by prove_your_point in youtube

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Wait, what? So 150 years ago, a plan came to motion that would ultimately lead to me being unable to sort on YouTube?

US Holocaust Museum Names White Helmets Terrorists In Syria As Elie Wiesel Award Recipient by Jesus in conspiracy

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The material was collated by myself, Clarity of Signal, but I did not upload it to the Internet. I simply found it on the White Helmets own Facebook accounts.

So this evidence was found by the author who is making these claims but we should just take his word for it? He rants about "deep state" but what is more deep state than having blogs attack you anonymously?

Last month, Chinese-owned Tencent invested heavily in Reddit. Now, they're shadow-banning VPN users. This is a scary chapter in Reddit's war on freedom. by useless_aether in MeanwhileOnReddit

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I'm still confused why this comes as a surprise. Reddit has decided to put money first. That's what businesses do. They are a business. I don't agree with this mentality. Business puts money first. Nothing else gets put second.

Well say goodbye to the piracy subreddit... by isthisreddit in MeanwhileOnReddit

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The internet really needs a central advice animal/kitten meme repository, and I think that's it great that Reddit is heading that way.

Props to Josh at kiwifarms for giving 0 fucks. by useless_aether in censorship

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I saw this. When a curious bear comes sniffing around camp, slathering yourself in raw meat and molasses then prancing around by the bear might not be the best advice. I don't think this is the advice a lawyer would give either.

That doesn't mean it isn't entering, but it seems rather risky.

Voat literally praises the mass murder, repeatedly calling him a hero. 90% of voat upvotes in agreement. by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnVoat

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I joined Voat and agree totally. It's an echo chamber, but one that is incredibly good about maintaining the racist and hate filled userbase. The limit to the number of upvotes, and the limiting of the number of downvotes makes it incredibly difficult if not impossible for anyone who is not well-established on the site to have any sort of meaningful discussion.

I know exactly why it's happening, why people post the amazingly hate-filled stuff they do. The whole idea is to drive away anyone sensible. and I don't care because it works, and I'm not going to have my name or any thing tying me that website. So I just deleted my account after about six hours and said fuck this cesspool.

it isn't even about censorship, it's about decent people saying these comments are not appropriate and we disagree with them. But you can't do that because the site is not structured that way. Voat is dying anyway so it'll just be a matter of time until it goes under.